Category Archives: Transactions

Yankees release Clay Rapada, and other notes

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The Yankees have granted an unconditional release to lefty reliever Clay Rapada the team announced yesterday. He was DFA'd earlier in the week so he must have cleared waivers and the Yankees didn't think it was worth keeping a pitcher with a shoulder injury around anymore. Rapada is the quintessential lefty matchup reliever. He held lefties to just ...

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Yankees roster nearly set as David Aardsma is DFA’d

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The Yankees 25-man roster is not official yet, but it is all but set after the Yankees made a slew of moves following their final spring exhibition game against a pro team today. They play Army in West Point on Saturday before opening the season against the Red Sox on Monday. The most surprising news of ...

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Yankees release Juan Rivera as roster begins to take shape, plus notes

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The Yankees 25-man roster started to really take shape yesterday when Ken Rosenthal broke the news that they have released outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera. That seems to indicate that the Yankees will go with Lyle Overbay at their first baseman. Brian Cashman also told Joel Sherman that Brennan Boesch will make the team as well. I think ...

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Yankees claim Sam Demel, waive Dan Otero, and other notes

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The Yankees announced that they have claimed righty reliever Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros and designated righty Dan Otero for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster. Demel, 27, has played in parts of three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 63.2 innings he has a 4.95 ERA with a ...

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Yankees sign Overbay, claim a reliever and cut a good prospect, plus injury updates

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It was a busy day for the Yankees yesterday, but not a pretty one. The Yankees began the day yesterday by claiming right handed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.. Then they made the Vernon Wells trade official by sending outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed to the Angels. They continued ...

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Yankees sign Chien-Ming Wang, and other mostly injury related notes

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The Yankees have signed Chien-Ming Wang, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but based on previous reports it is likely a one-year, minor league deal and Wang is a good bet to start the year in Triple-A. Wang, 33 next week, is obviously the former ace of the ...

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Yankees sign Brennan Boesch, release Matt Diaz, and other notes

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The Yankees have signed outfielder Brennan Boesch, who was released by the Tigers last week, to a one-year deal $1.5 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. It's actually a split contract which means he will make $1.5 million if he is in the majors and only $500K if he's in the minors. Boesch made ...

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Yankees sign Ben Francisco to a minor league deal

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The Yankees have signed outfielder Ben Francisco, who was released by the Indians yesterday, to a minor league deal and will have him compete for an outfield spot, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Signing a player to a minor league deal costs next to nothing and comes with no risk at all, so ...

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